Sunday, January 30, 2011


photo by Tamás Fehér
Yesterday we looked at a photo of a very old bridge, in today's photo we see a piece of Venice's newest bridge.

What a contrast.

The fourth bridge to cross the Grand Canal has in interesting sort of "spine", made of these metal frames, which remind me of whale vertebrae I once saw on a beach in Alaska.

Walking by the train station in Venice, Tamás took this photo and had this to say about it:
"I think this is a sample piece of steel from the Calatrava Bridge's main girder. Whether or not they intended it to stand as a statue, I think it's still located besides the Santa Lucia railway station in late 2010, although at a slightly different spot.

Thanks for the photo Tamás.
Looking at the bridge, I can see how this "vertebrae" piece might fit into the structure.

Santiago Calatrava has built more than just a bridge from Piazzale Roma to Santa Lucia, his projects can be admired in many places.  on June 21st, 2010, I put up a post on a bridge of his in Redding, California.

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